Ohio man sentenced for plotting to attack Capitol

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Posted: Dec 05, 2016 1:49 PM

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - An Ohio man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Monday for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs and sympathizing with the Islamic State militant group.

Christopher Cornell, 22, of Green Township, Ohio, near Cincinnati was arrested in January 2015 and accused of planning to travel to Washington to attack the U.S. Capitol during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015. He pleaded guilty to multiple charges in August.

(Writing by Timothy Mclaughlin; Editing by Chris Reese)